Awesome morning today! Up early, lots of studying, drawing on time. I really can’t ask for more. Except maybe not having a FRESH tattoo on my ribs. That’s a very uncomfortable spot to heal and it kept me up a little bit last night.
Still, no rest for the injured! LoL I can tell that my healing had an effect on my ability to focus on drawing today during my warmup.
But I had fun moving on to my gestures.
Enough fun to keep working on them a little bit longer after studying some more Steve Huston.
Then I tattooed a pineapple on my client’s ribs. A very bright, colorful pineapple.
After the tattoo, I sat down and did some gesture instruction with my apprentice and my coworker, which was a lot of fun!
What went well?
- Saturating color in my tattoo.
- Fun gesture drawings and studies.
What needs work?
- Energy while my body heals from a tattoo.
- Lines on ribs.
What did I learn?
I should have tried harder to convince my client to move the pineapple to a different location. Her skin on the ribs was NOT a good option for a graphic tattoo, but I wasn’t sure where the tattoo was going until she arrived in the shop.